The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard

Nature Conservancy - Science

The first scientific confirmation of a black leopard in Kenya is a story of conservation, community and coexistence. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science Mammal Watching

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Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

Green Prophet

Gilad Millo, head of business development at Amiran Kenya and former Israeli diplomat, seeks to make farming attractive to Kenyan youth by proving it can be a profitable, professional business. Working together with the Kenya Red Cross Society, they have equipped over 1000 schools with modern agribusiness supplies. According to Millo, today the average smallholder farmer in Kenya is over 45. “We Young Kenyans are lining up for Amiran Kenya’s smallholder farmers’ kits.

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Can Drones Help Stop the Spread of Kenya’s Invasive Cactus?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can Kenya’s invasive cactus be stopped? Some call it a green hell. From the Field Nature Tech Invasive Species Robots, Drones & Infrared TNC Science

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Obamacare for Kenya: Someone tell CNN.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) #someonetellCNN GDP Hotbed of Terror Kenya Obama Sousse tourism Tunisian attack Uhuru KenyattaOne must hope that the mending of potholes literal and symbolic can continue well into the future.

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Chinese investors to build a mini Dubai in Kenya

Green Prophet

There are a lot of Chinese in Kenya. There are a lot of Chinese all over Africa, but Kenya – eager to become East Africa’s most powerful nation – has laid many of its resources bare to investors in exchange for infrastructural development and a smattering of social and development programs. Under dubious terms, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) won tender to build a super port in a UNESCO-protected island on Kenya’s upper east coast.

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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

10,000 Birds

The bird-richest region of Africa is its equatorial East: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (unlike the rest, the last one, Burundi, is politically unstable and not recommendable). Kenya has 13 400+ hotspots, one of them 500+.

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Flamingo Deaths in Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

Flamingos in Kenya are dying in Kenya. Flamingos are what draws many tourists to Kenya and if their numbers drop, then the economy will also suffer. Source: Environmental News Network, Rains May be to Blame for Kenya Flamingos Deaths , by Reuters, January 5. Scientists have estimated that about 10,000 flamingos may have died in the past few years. These mass deaths may be blamed on heavy rains which dilute the algae in the water sources that they depend on.

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Ivory’s Dark Connection to Kenya’s Garissa Massacre.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) elephants extinction illegal ivory trade Kenya murder North Africa save the elephants terrorism wild elephants wildlifeAl-Shabaab has positioned itself to profit handsomely from this demand with approximately one to three tonnes of illicit ivory passing through the Somali border each month.

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Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant in Kenya Offers Flintstone Fine Dining

Green Prophet

Thought to be up to 180,000 years old, Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant is a multi-chamber coral cave in Kenya’s Diani Beach. Travel & Nature Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant cave food Kenya nature travel

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Camera Trap Chronicles: The Mathews Mountains of Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

Spotted hyenas were among the many species recorded by camera traps during an expedition to the Mathews Mountains of Kenya. In 2010, I led an expedition to survey the biodiversity and forest use of the Mathews Mountains in northern Kenya (part of the Northern Rangelands Trust). Camera Trap Chronicles Mammals Africa camera traps expedition exploration Kenya mammals Nature Conservancy Africa science video Tim Boucher

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Pride of Lions Found Poisoned In Kenya


Three Maasai herdsmen have been charged after eight lions were treated for poisoning in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The lions, who were poisoned after eating the carcass of a Read More The post Pride of Lions Found Poisoned In Kenya appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

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Kenya Microchipping Rhinos to Battle Poaching


Read More The post Kenya Microchipping Rhinos to Battle Poaching appeared first on Ecorazzi. The country will microchip over 1,000 rhinos to help prevent poaching and prosecute poachers. Animals Causes News Top News

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Steering a New Course for Kenya’s Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Separated from the main land by a narrow channel and protected from the vast Indian Ocean by a series of long coral reefs, the Lamu archipelago along Kenya’s northern coast boasts an impressive diversity of ecosystems and marine life. As in many other parts of the world where local fishermen depend on fishery resources that are becoming scarce from mismanagement and overexploitation, all of Kenya’s fishing communities are in need of management advice, capacity and resources.

A Walk in the Desert

10,000 Birds

A single morning birding the thorny desert of Baringo in Kenya’s Rift Valley yielded several species at a rate I at times struggled to keep up with. Birding African Birding Beat kenya owl rift valley

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Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Conservancy Talk

Kenya’s Upper Tana Watershed is feeling the pressure. This watershed is expected to provide drinking water for Nairobi and dozens of other cities along its path, produce 64% of Kenya’s electricity, grow coffee, tea and food for consumption in Kenyan and export abroad, and to sustain the livelihoods of the local communities within the watershed. The Nature Conservancy is working hard in Kenya to develop a water fund to help address some of these problems.

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A Selection of Kenyan LBJ’s

10,000 Birds

Birding Birds African Birding Beat kenya lark pipitLast night in the moments before sleep took over, I felt an urge to shine some light on some LBJ’s (Little Brown Jobs) or LBB’s (Little Brown Birds). What better selection than the various birds of the Kenyan highlands, right?

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Pesticide Reducing Lion Numbers In Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

Lions in Kenya are facing declining numbers from drought and poisonings. Herdsmen in Kenya are also known for killing lions in order to stop them from killing their livestock. The lions, numbering around 2,000, have declined by 700 in the last six years. In those years, at least 76 lion deaths were attributed to poisoning. One of the most recent poisonings resulted in the death of an eight month old lion and 36 vultures. All the animals had eaten a tainted cow.

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Drought and starvation at the Horn of African and Kenya

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is utterly amazing how the people of Somalia and Kenya are starving while Kenya, for instance, grows French Beans for export to the European Markets; a thirsty crop which the natives do not eat. It is not part of Kenyan cuisine. Those beans are only grown for export to Europe. But there is, apparently, a drought.

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Demonstration In Kenya To Highlight Poaching Plight

Eco Friendly Daily

A recent demonstration in Kenya looked to highlight the plight of elephants and the need to end ivory trade. Kenya is home to the Samburu National Reserve, which many elephants have been able to seek shelter from poaching. Due to these reasons Kenya recently held an event to highlight the issue of poaching. Kenya burned 335 tusks which had been confiscated by the country, totaling about five tons of ivory.

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How To Make Meaning in a World Where Paris (and 9/11, Beirut and Kenya) Can Happen at Any Moment.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) New York Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems 9/11 Beirut finding meaning ISIS Kenya mad world making sense Paris attacks personal activism terrorism where to from here

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Nets Destroying Ecosystems In Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2003, the United States began a project meant to help coastal communities in Kenya out of poverty through USAID. The plan was to provide local fishermen with nets, freezers, boats and the like. But now Kenyans are struggling between providing for their families and destroying their surrounding ecosystems that they depend upon. The four-year project, which ended over a year ago, cost $575,000 U.S. The nets provided were nylon, which is not what locals insist they requested.

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Birdy Boating in Baringo

10,000 Birds

I wrote previously about the prolific birding that is to be had in the small town of Baringo, Kenya. Birding baringo kenyaThat post dealt specifically with the dry scrub that surrounds Lake Baringo, however. The lake itself is a whole other pot of gold.

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Molecular Science Meets Muddy Boots Ecology in Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

My goal is to do research that has real-world conservation impacts,” says Kartzinel, who is using DNA to re-create and visualize detailed food webs that show what animals in and around Kenya’s Mpala Research Station are eating. “It’s Plains zebra and cattle co-exist in Kenya © Anand Mishra/TNC. “We Since Kartzinel first began this work in Kenya a few years ago, he has had to store and ship his specimens back to a lab in the United States.

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Kenya’s Biggest Geothermal Project Planned: 280 MW

Green Living Ideas

For a country which can only supply electricity to about 10 percent of its citizens, Kenya has been able to do rather well as far as using renewable energy for its power. Some 90 percent of Kenya’s electricity is produced with hydroelectric dams, which are susceptible to droughts, and its current geothermal plants only produce [.] [ Kenya’s Biggest Geothermal Project Planned: 280 MW from Green Living Ideas ].

Solar powered phones improving Kenya's communication links


Christina Pinto: Alago Alba, living in a marginalized village in the North Eastern region of Kenya, provided for her family by turning to renewable energy. solar powered phones in Kenya. Telecommunications company Safaricom (under UK’s Vodafone) and Kenya’s Mobitelea Ventures invented the phones to help Kenyans stay in touch and improve communications making them faster and reliable.

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Drew Barrymore Brings Water and Education to Kenya


In 2009, Barrymore, 36, founded the Drew Barrymore Education Foundation helping to bring clean water and access to education for two communities in Kenya. I wanted to learn more about why [these kids in Kenya] were so passionate, walking so far and overfilling their classrooms.&#. Drew Barrymore is much more than an actress; she is a strong supporter of education, even though she never attended school.

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Kenya Turning Green With New Trees

Eco Friendly Daily

Nope, it comes from Kenya, a place that has some of the highest poverty levels on the planet. As part of this, Kenya has pledged to plant 5,000 trees in the Karua Forest to fight climate change, promote carbon reduction and to clean up the Karura River, which has suffered in recent years. It is always nice to mention good news when you are talking about the environment.

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Measuring Conservation Impact on Human Well-being in Kenya’s Rangelands

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is especially true in semi-arid grasslands of northern Kenya, where The Nature Conservancy is working in partnership with the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) , an umbrella organization that supports the creation and development of community conservancies. Last January, the team along with managers and staff from the 10 conservancies gathered in Kenya to review and validate the results. Conservationists spend a lot of time talking about monitoring the impacts of our work.

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How to Always Get What You Want. ~ Kenya Braiding

Elephant Journal

When I think about my feeling of "I want", I feel it as a desire to grasp something. We are constantly reaching out, constantly grasping for something to hold on to that will fill us up and make us feel complete, if only for a moment. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) content desire happiness longing wanting

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Sex and the City Star Kristin Davis Witnesses Food Crisis in Kenya


Sex and the City star Kristin Davis has been busy traveling with Oxfam to learn more about the food crisis happening in Kenya. Davis, who has been visiting with refugees in the Dadaab camp in Kenya, said she was shocked to see what the people fleeing from drought and war are experiencing. She said of her visits with the refugees in Kenya , “I feel shocked to see what these people have gone through.

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Green (Living) Review

Avery is giving you the once in a lifetime opportunity to ship yourself off to Kenya and go on an amazing Eco-Safari holiday. The grand prize is a trip to Kenya where you’ll also get to see some of the trees being planted as part of the Avery ‘Help Plant a 100,000 New Trees’ campaign. With ‘Shipping Out with BlockOut’, every time you purchase an Avery BlockOut Label product you’ll be given a unique in-pack code. Simply log on to

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This Week in Bird(ing) News: Orange Is the New Beak, and a Dead Parrot (No Joke!)

10,000 Birds

Planning on birding Kenya? News Bell Miner Birds Eurasian Blackbird kenya Zebra Finches If you’ve got some downtime between barbecues and fireworks (or, outside of the U.S., obsessing over World Cup matches), here’s some bird news to peruse: Loss of suitable habitat , instead of insecticides, seems to be the culprit in declining numbers of grassland birds. Know what else kills grassland birds? Ill-timed mowing … which a petition aims to stop in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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KnowYourPlanet attempts to turn Kenya towards solar power in a profitable fashion


KnowYourPLanet went to Kenya trying to overcome both. Building a solar cottage industry in Kenya. The main intention of KnowYourPLanet and a team led by Mark Kragh before they left for Kenya was to make 100 solar powered phone chargers during their stint. Building a solar cottage industry in Kenya Building a solar cottage industry in Kenya.

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Africa’s largest wind farm to come up in North Kenya


Pratima Kalra: An arid area in north Kenya is soon going to feature Africa’s largest wind farm. Kenya to build Africa’s largest wind farm. It is estimated that these trucks will make approximately 12,000 trips, which cannot be made as presently the remote area is not well connected to the rest of Kenya. The project is to be set up near Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake. Approximately 365 wind turbines are to be set up on sight.

New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

Eddie Game: Why Tanzania is Wrong to Pursue ‘Fortress Conservation’ with the Maasai

Nature Conservancy - Science

” While Maasai grazing practices have reduced long-lived grass species prevalence in Tanzania in favor of seasonal species with deleterious effects for wildlife, Game says northern Kenya provides a shining example of “how pastoral livelihoods and wildlife conservation can be compatible.” ” Money quote: “Through the agreement of community-run conservancies , sections of communal pastoral lands in northern Kenya are set aside as grass banks.

Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Now, almost six years later, her tour business has grown to include several more destinations: Morocco, Zambia,Tanzania, and Kenya, to name only a few. . Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia. She loves Durban, South Africa for day party vibes and tells me that Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda are the best for dance, fitness and community service. .

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Making the Right to Clean Water a Reality in East Africa.

Elephant Journal

In Kenya, with a population of 45 million, 17.5 Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Green WAYLON: Today Only basic human right clean water East Africa Kenya Susteq unreasonable institutemillion lack access to safe water. Susteq, an Unreasonable Institute 2015 startup, believes everyone has a right to clean water.

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Baby Elephant Rescued from a Well. {Happy Tears Video}

Elephant Journal

Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) animals baby elephant elephants heart roaring Kenya mother love Because we are suckers for happy endings.

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Lions on the loose – the cost of humans on animal habitats

Green Prophet

A prime example of human encroachment is occurring in Kenya, where human development activities are threatening natural habitats of many animal species, including lions. A recent incident involving lions that escaped from the Kenya National Park near the capital Nairobi , resulted in an elderly man being attacked and the lion shot dead by police. Photo of lion near Nairobi Kenya by the BBC/AFP. Cities East Africa Kenya lions

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I Cried Today, For You & For Me.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems al-Qaeda Beirut boko haram ISIS Kenya Lebanon liberty Paris terror un-American violenceAn ode to the nameless victims of violence we simply have chosen to forget. Muslims are fighting, and dying, for an ideal far greater than religious extremism.".

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Gratitude leads to Openheartedness.

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) giving gratitude Kibera Nairobi Kenya volunteer work widow An open heart fosters gratitude, which in turn, produces joy. Gratitude, despite any circumstances isn''t easy.

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They Carry the Bones.

Elephant Journal

Amboseli National Park elephant poaching grief herd of elephants illegal ivory trade Kenya lessons on dying mourning the dead safari wanderlustI had no clue how long her companions would stay to grieve, nor could Samuel tell us. I realized that it was time to embrace the unknown. They would be in attendance until there was no longer a need, until their grief was.

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